Usain Bolt enjoys lap of honour after receiving London 2012 track gift
Sun, August 13, 2017
Usain Bolt is presented with a framed piece of the London 2012 Olympic running track before embarking on a lap of honour after the final day of the World Athletics Championships
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Usain Bolt is gifted a piece of the London 2012 Olympic running track
Bolt suffered an apparent hamstring problem during his final major race as a professional athlete – the 4x100m relay on Saturday night at the London Stadium.
While his career didn’t end on a high, the Jamaican sprinter was presented with a gift at the culmination of the World Athletics Championships to recognise his achievements in the sport.
Lord Sebastian Coe and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan presented the 30-year-old with a framed piece of the 2012 Olympic running track on which Bolt won three gold medals.
Bolt then embarked on an emotional lap of honour around the London Stadium, waving to fans and stopping to strike a few trademark poses.
Speaking to the crowd, Bolt said: “It’s been a rough couple of days for me but to be in this stadium with such wonderful people – it’s going to be emotional. We’ll see how [this farewell] goes.”
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